Bones are dynamic living tissue comprised of a hard outer surface and spongy inner network. From infancy to about 30 years of age, you build bone mass. Exercise, diet, stress levels, genetics, hormones and age all have an affect on bone mass.
Bones are continually building, shifting, breaking down and rebuilding in response to physical stimulus and our mental/emotional states.
Yoga, when practiced with awareness, provides a positive stress that stimulates bone remodeling and improves the absorption of calcium. A well rounded practice inclues a variety of poses that enhance the musculoskeletal and endocrine systems which are vital in bone growth.